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IB Programme

We are very pleased to announce our candidacy as an IB World School. We are currently engaged in the process of being authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the IB Diploma Program. We are looking forward to the opportunities that this will provide our students and community.  Alexander Mackenzie High School, Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, Maple High School and Milliken Mills High School are IB Candidate Schools and will be joining Bayview Secondary School to establish a family of IB Schools in York Region. 

The IB is a not for profit foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world through education. The Program was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 and as of June 2016 has grown to include 3000 World Schools offering the Diploma Program. The Program “offers a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected”. It is designed for motivated students between the ages of 16 and 19 and promotes “healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge". The Program helps students to develop “the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success”.

In York Region we traditionally invited students to apply to our Program in the autumn of their Grade 8 year. (Please see the Application and Admissions section for details). Successful applicants participate in an enriched course of study during Grade 9 and 10, and begin the IB Diploma Program in their Grade 11 year. Students in our IB Program earn both the IB Diploma and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Please note that we are a full Diploma Program and do not offer Subject Certificates.​​

IB Welcome Evening, Tuesday, February 13, 2018

​Please have a look at our IB Presentation in order to learn more about the Preparatory Programme as well as the Diploma Programme. 

IB Information Evening-Feb 13-2018.pptxIB Information Evening-Feb 13-2018.pptx

Thank you,

The IB Team

On Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 p.m, there will be an Information evening for students who have been accepted into the Preparatory Programme for IB starting in September 2018. Students who are currently enrolled in Grade 9 and Grade 10 Preparatory Programme and their parents/guardians are welcome to attend as well. The agenda will include information regarding the IB Diploma Programme, the course selection process and a tour of the school. If you are planning to attend, please open the link to indicate the number of people in your party:

Registration is now closed for the 2018-2019 

Preparatory Programme​

Assessment Day Information

  • Please arrive half an hour early on the day of the assessment

  • Parents will not be allowed access to the building on the day of the assessment

  • Students who arrive late will only have the remaining time to write the assessment

  • Saturday, November 18th, 2017:
    Student drop off at 8:30 a.m. and pick up at 11:35 a.m

  • Tuesday, November 21st, 2017:
    Student drop off at 5:30 p.m. and pick up at 8:35 p.m

took place on
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m
at Alexander ​Mackenzie High School

Online Registration 
opens on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m
closes on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m


In order to register for the IB Program you will need to have an Edsby Account.
If your school is already using Edsby, you will have received communications about it and an invitation to create an account.
  • If you have accepted your school’s invitation and activated your Edsby parent account, instructions are available to help you login to your Edsby account.
  • If you are a YRDSB/non-YRDSB parent who has not activated your parent account, instructions are available to help you create your Edsby account.
Once your account is activated, select the YRDSB IB Application Registration link and login to Edsby with your email user name and password and follow these instructions.

 Please be advised that YRDSB system maintenance is scheduled for Sunday October 22, 2017 from 8am-8pm. The registration link will not be accessible during that time.

Registration closes Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

We are not able to accept late registrations.
Individual test results/standings will not be released. Submitting an application indicates that you understand and will adhere to this policy.​

Teacher Reference

Grade 8 Teachers will be contacted for reference once application window closes on November 8th. 


There are NO fees associated with the Programme in Grade 9 and 10. 

The fee for the IB Programme in Grade 11 and 12 is $1500 each year.​

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